Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work in.
Everyone who works in agriculture must have the right skills to carry out their work safely and meet their work health and safety (WHS) duties. As a PCBU, you have a duty to keep yourself, workers and your workplace safe from risks from agriculture work.
Working in agriculture
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work because of its combination of hazards, including:
plant, such as tractors, motorbikes and quad bikes
chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers
outdoor work, leading to exposure to sun and varying weather conditions, and
working with animals.
It often involves working alone or in remote areas, which can increase WHS risks.
To work safely, it’s important to: